Saturday, 18 April 2015

The Apple Watch

 
The Apple Watch

 Mind maps are used to visualize information about a topic (the map's center) by adding subtopics which may contain images, text, and links. To support focusing subtopics can be expanded or collapsed.

Feel free to download the map.
The DOCX file format can be directly opened in Apple's iWork app PAGES and contains the image as well as textual descriptions.


 Apple iWork/Microsoft Word (.DOCX)
https://app.box.com/s/7cpiv8ov4ssr0r4hkiz71t3kcldcnd8v
PDF
https://app.box.com/s/w1skehbt1ekp28s735xhqtdc7vvgj8lv 

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Friday, 17 April 2015

The Lumia 640 remedies all four failings of the Lumia 630/635, although the selfie cam isn't pulling up any trees. The main camera turns out to be excellent in decent light – better than more expensive rivals – and the phone gets Gorilla Glass.

With the clanking omissions rectified, it becomes hard to fault the value on offer here. For this price, you get everything you’d expect for the money and some deals will inevitably see the device fall to £100 or less, SIM-free.

The all-important selfie cam is a mere 0.9MP
 
 The appeal here comes not from any hardware gimmicks, nor a Windows app ecosystem – which lags behind rival Android in scope, quality and the freshness of updates – but from Windows Phone’s ability to do the old featurephone “basics” more smoothly and comfortably than a ‘Droid.
Whether it’s bouncing between messaging and phone, or sharing a photo, Windows Phone does the job with less fuss and clutter than the more open and extensible Google system, and it feels far more personal and modern than an iPhone.

Vocal point

Microsoft makes a huge deal of the voice assistant Cortana, but it’s a fairly standard feature on phones today and really has only niche appeal. For instance, getting it to read stuff out when you’re driving, or set reminders when there’s no-one around to be irritated.
Settings menus and storage overview

 

More practically, there's a bundle of installed software that looks decent – Microsoft’s own News, Sport, Finance, Food, Travel and Health apps are good for starters – while the Here Drive navigation and Here Maps are sophisticated and mature. My review model, an unlocked UK retail device, was also bundled with Skype, OneNote, Facebook, Barclays Pingit app, Fitbit, Gameloft and the MixRadio streaming music service.

One hidden gem is Lumia Storyteller, which makes a short movie out of collections of photos and videos. Many phones have a similar app these days, but Storyteller is as good as any.

The Lumia 640 is the first phone to run on the latest version of Windows Phone: 8.1 Update 2. The only visible difference is that the 40+ settings are now grouped, and each one can be pinned to the Start Screen.

 

MixRadio allows streamed music to be captured and played offline
 

The device felt solid, if a little slippery with its gloss finish, and I liked the optical effect where the rim round the display appears to be translucent – at least on the cyan-coloured model. Indeed, cyan makes a return to the Lumia range after a couple of years – a couple of years during which Apple copied Nokia and launched kids'-sweetie-coloured phones of its own. The 640 also comes in sober black and white.

Call quality was excellent and the ringtones unmissably loud. Battery life should easily see you through a day – more if you turn off background tasks with the battery saver setting.

I saw little difference loading web pages than with faster phones. Like the latest Motorola Moto G 4G El Reg reviewed recently, this Lumia uses a noticeably speedier quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 than many budget rivals, and cheaper Lumias, which use the creaky Snapdragon 200.

Having 1GB of RAM makes a difference when several pages are loaded, as last year’s Lumia 630/635 was hampered here with 512MB of RAM. As far as storage goes, the 8GB internal storage is complemented by a micro SD card slot supporting up to 128GB.

Click for a full-resolution image
Click for a full-resolution image

The imaging delivers surprisingly good results at this price point. The Lumia Camera app fires up quickly and offers both straightforward point-and-shoot settings and more sophisticated manual controls – all of which are on the tiddly side.

A mysterious "Rich Capture” option promises you HDR processing, and indeed you can take a few in succession. But if you go to review the results, each Rich Capture image takes around ten seconds or more to load.

I suspect most people with a Lumia 640 will want decent shots taken quickly, which this does, and a selfie button. You need to download an app from the store to get the beautification benefits of Microsoft’s Selfie app, which, given the target market, should be there by default. Video shoots nicely at 1080p.

 

UI usurping update awaits

The display panel doesn’t have the spectacular contrasts of more expensive panels, and looks yellowy compared with a top-range display. Even so, it’s markedly better than cheaper Lumias, and most impressive in direct sunlight, where rivals fade horribly. Thankfully, the automatic brightness display is present, a bugbear of the 630/635,
I’d have liked to have seen a dedicated camera button, and for usability, the pop-up navigation bar fixed on by default. I’ve complained in previous reviews about the soft navigation bar, it's on the thin side, but it does seem better-behaved now.

 

A 5-inch screen and micro SD expansion for photo fanatics on a budget

All that said, there’s a cloud on the usability horizon with the name “Windows 10”.

At some point, probably this year, a Lumia 640 owner will be offered a free upgrade to the latest Windows Phone. And if the finished result looks anything like the current Windows 10 for phones Technical Preview, then much of Microsoft’s usability advantage will vanish overnight, leaving new users with puzzling ways of doing things.

This “upgrade” looks a lot like a generic Android skin, removing the advantages of being able to swipe through an app’s panes with your thumb, access the menu easily (which has been moved out of reach), and a squinty small system font in many places replaces a large font.

Bonkers, it is. But apparently taking away a phone UI people love and replacing it with a desktop UI people don’t is regarded by the Head Shed at Redmond as some kind of strategic masterstroke.

That’s the only negative to this deal. And hopefully, Microsoft will see sense before releasing it.

 
Looks like a winner, so long as WinPho 10 doesn't spoil things later

The Reg Verdict

The Lumia 640 fixes all the major omissions of its predecessor, and all models officially sold here will support 4G. (Developing markets have the option of a dual-SIM 3G version).
Ignore the misleading £170 price tag on the Microsoft site – like many vendor sites, it's inflated to make partner reseller deals more attractive. Indeed, it's currently £120 at Carphone Warehouse, and compares well with phones that are £40 more, like Motorola’s solid Moto G LTE.
The Lumia 640 is fuss free, with a consistent and usable UI and decent bundle that make it an attractive proposition even without free Office thrown in. It can be confusing with so many Lumia models: you have to look closely to tell the difference between the ill-fated Lumia 535 and the Lumia 640 – and the 640 is a far superior phone.
A rough comparison with the Moto E LTE – a phone that hits that magic £99 price point – reveals the Lumia has better cameras, better battery life and basic operations are faster. Also, I didn’t experience random lags as we did on the Moto E and the latest Moto G 4G. If you don’t have a problem putting 5-inches in your pocket, it’s an outstanding proposition. ®

 Price: £170 RRP


 

Life after Nokia: Microsoft Lumia 640 budget WinPho blower

 Review Is the Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 an Office subscription with a free phone, or a phone with a free Office subscription? Either way, it's likely to be the biggest mobile device for Microsoft since the days of Zune and Kin – and the company is getting more aggressive with its marketing.

 


The deal here is: you get a 640, which, on the high street is currently £120, and get a year’s subscription to Office 365 Personal bundled with it. In the UK the Office alone normally sets you back £5.99 a month or £59.99 for a full year, and gives you Office on one Mac or PC, plus one tablet, and one phone.

Personal includes Outlook, Access and Publisher, plus 1TB of storage and an hour of free Skype calls. That’s a deal bettered – and only if you have a have a family or affinity group – by the Home tier, which gives you five seats for £79.99 a year.




Wednesday, 15 April 2015

  1. Asparagus

    Vegetable

  2. Asparagus or garden asparagus, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.


  3. Nutrition Facts

  4. Asparagus

    Amount Per

  5. 100 grams

    Calories 20

  6. % Daily Value*

    Total Fat 0.1 g

    0%

    Saturated fat 0 g

    0%

    Polyunsaturated fat 0 g


    Monounsaturated fat 0 g


    Cholesterol 0 mg

    0%

    Sodium 2 mg

    0%

    Potassium 202 mg

    5%

    Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g

    1%

    Dietary fiber 2.1 g

    8%

    Sugar 1.9 g


    Protein 2.2 g

    4%

    Vitamin A

    15%

    Vitamin C

    9%

    Calcium

    2%

    Iron

    11%

    Vitamin D

    0%

    Vitamin B-6

    5%

    Vitamin B-12

    0%

    Magnesium

    3%

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Nokia lumia 640, and 640 XL hands on.

 

back side of Nokia Lumia 640 XL.



Microsoft's 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL is big and cheap (hands-on)

 

 

HD high graphics games with ultra high performance.


Microsoft has announced that the low-priced Lumia 640 smartphone and its phablet brother the 640 XL — both announced earlier in the year — will be coming to Australia next month.
The colourful, plastic-cased phones run the latest Windows mobile operating system and will be eligible to upgrade to a version of Windows 10 when it releases later this year. 
The 4G-capable phones were designed to offer "more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank", said Microsoft Australia's Steve Lewis in a press release. They come equipped with Microsoft software such as Office and an alpha version of the company's personal assistant software Cortana, as well as access to thousands of apps through the Windows app store (once laughable next to the Apple and Android stores but gaining fast).
The Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL, as unveiled earlier this year in Barcelona.

Australian Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphone pricing and launch details revealed:

 The Microsoft Lumia 640, which will be available in Australia for $299.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The First ever Budget phone In market.

The First ever Budget phone In market.

The First ever Budget phone In market.

The First ever Budget phone In market.






To recap on the specs:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 5.7-inch 1280x720 IPS LCD display, 259 PPI
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB storage, microSD card expansion
  • 13MP rear camera with Zeiss lens
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 3000mAh removable battery
  • Weight: 171 g
  • Size: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm
Lumia 640 XL
The 640 XL is the spiritual successor to the Lumia 1320, but Microsoft seems to have done away with the 4-digit phone naming scheme, at least for now. But while it might be a successor, it's more than just an iteration what came before it. Design wise, from the front the XL looks like a larger Lumia 640. Understandable. From the back, though, there's a feeling of the Lumia 1520 with that slight camera hump.
The 640 XL shares most of the same internals as the Lumia 640, and as such it's not going to break the bank. The UK launch will see prices around £219 for the LTE version and that's pretty respectable for a large form factor smartphone with some of what we're getting here.
Like the camera, for example. It's a step up hardware wise from the Lumia 640, with resolution upped to 13MP and Zeiss optics included. Pair this with Lumia Camera 5 and our initial impressions are pretty good. For a cheaper phone, a camera of this quality isn't often found.
720p at 5.7-inches isn't the highest PPI around, but that's not to say the Lumia 640 XL has a bad display. Far from it. Deep blacks and bright colors make for a good viewing experience all round.
Lumia 640 XL
For a large phone, too, it's surprisingly comfortable to handle. The 1520, for example, feels massive (and actually is pretty massive) but the drop from 6-inches on the 1320 to 5.7-inches on the 640 XL is noticeable and welcome. You still get a big screen experience without it being quite so, well, big.
The Lumia 640 XL, like it's smaller sibling, has a removable back cover to allow access to the SIM slot, microSD slot and the 3000mAh removable battery. We're hoping for top notch battery life, but as a word of caution we should point out that we only a European 3G model being used here in the UK. Microsoft will hopefully be swapping it out for a proper, UK LTE unit at some point, so we'll have a better feel for it then.
So far, though, we're liking what we see. Bigger phones aren't for everyone, but the Lumia 640 XL looks like it strikes a good balance between design, hardware, experience and price. It'll go on sale in the UK later on this month but it's already starting to filter out into some markets around the world. We'll have a lot more on the 640 XL in the coming days including a full review, but in the meantime be sure to stop by the Windows Central forums and join the discussion!
Color choices include glossy cyan and orange plus matte black. Carphone will offer a glossy white version exclusively.
The bigger Nokia Lumia 640 XL will be available SIM-free from a number of retailers at £220. It will come in matte cyan, orange, black and white, plus glossy white.
Both 640 phones will come with Windows Phone 8 but will be updated to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.

Friday, 10 April 2015

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The best moments in life

From snapping a quick picture on holiday to calling home with Skype, the Lumia 640 XL LTE helps you turn inspiring experiences into precious memories. Enjoy high-quality, wide-angle Skype calls with the 5 MP front-facing camera and take stunning photographs with the 13 MP main camera.

Powerful ideas

You never know when you’ll think of something amazing. And with an extra-large battery, you won’t be looking around for an outlet when you’re ready to act on your next great idea. Turning inspiration into action is easy when you have a 3000 mAh battery and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor.

Do more of what you love

Stay connected with Skype, work from anywhere with Office, and keep track of your ideas with OneNote. Balancing work and play is easy when everything you need is on your phone. Get a Lumia 640 XL LTE and use Microsoft services to achieve more.


Work your way

Buy a new Lumia 640 XL LTE and a 12 month Office 365 Personal subscription is included. Excited? We’ll tell you more soon…

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE

 
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Afterwork apps

Enjoy your free-time with apps like TripAdvisor, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Flipboard. Restaurant reviews and the latest news articles are always just a few taps away. And with a 5.7 inch HD display, the things you love about your afterwork apps are bigger and better than ever before.
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Go to website to see what is new from lumia.?

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